Technology can be married with creative expression in meaningful ways. Take for instance the Tour De France 2009, the premier cycling event in the world. In this epic battle of the best in the world Lance Armstrong, and his Livestrong Global Cancer Initiative teamed up with Nike and some very creative minds at Carnegie Mellon University to come up with the Chalkbot, a machine that captured and reproduced inspirational online social media messages for Lance and his team, and then painted them on the roads of the Tour De France.

livestrong chalkbot

Inspiration, creativity motivation, social media, and technology all coming together for a great cause. With our Creativity for a Cause campaign ArtThread fuses its technology with crucial causes such as the fight against cancer and children’s hunger, offering a means for the public to communicate creatively about their passion. This builds a community around a meaningful cause and offers another needed fund-raising strategy for these good causes. ArtThread’s Creativity for a Cause— Express Yourself — Raise Your Spirits — Raise the Bar — Raise Some Money for the right reasons! Wear you Art with an ArtThread Creativity for a Cause T-Shirt.